By working on
campus, you can help pay for your college education. Work Study is kind
of like a grant. If you are eligible for Work Study, the government
gives money to your college to employ you. You get a campus job and a
paycheck during the school year. Usually, students use the money they
earn from Work Study to pay for books, personal expenses, or travel to
and from home.
Typically, there are tons of different kinds of student jobs
available on campus. You can get a job that requires little to no
brainwork, or one that requires a lot of creative juices, and everything
in between. Check it out:
- Work at the library sorting books, answering questions, helping
students find the materials that they need, sitting at the front desk,
- Work as a lifeguard or gym monitor, swiping student ID cards and making sure everything is ship-shape and A-OK.
- Work in the cafeteria, campus restaurant, or coffee shop cooking, bussing tables, or being a barista.
- Work for the on-campus arts council or organization.
- Work in the bookstore.
- Work for a professor by helping him or her conduct research or write a book.
- Be a TA (teacher’s assistant) and help teach a class.
- Work as a Resident Assistant (a.k.a. RA) in a dorm.
- Be a tutor.
- Work as a musician, actor, or artist at parties and events.
- Work at the Financial Aid office or Admission Office.
- Many schools offer safe-ride transportation assistance to students
at night or over weekends. You could work as a driver or coordinator
for a program like this.
- Work in the alumni office.
- Work for the student community center.
- The list goes on and on.